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USS Stribling (DD 867) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Stribling (DD 867). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 151 crew members registered for the USS Stribling (DD 867).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1969 | 1970 – 1973 | 1974 – now

Wortman, RobertDK3Jun 6, 1949 – Mar 1953SupplyRetired Letter Carrier. You can reach me via my daughter at
Bien, JosephSK21950 – 1954supply
Emery, DurwardEnsign1950 – 1952EngineeringI am posting this for my beloved father who passed away in 2001. If any of his shipmates have memories, I would love to hear them. I ended up staying on shore and retired as an Army LTC in 2008
Higgins, Edwardsonarman 1C1950 – Feb 29, 1952sonarEntering for my father who died in 1973. Just found his miitary papers. If there is anyone left who knew him I would love to hear from you
Coombs, RobertSKG2Oct 27, 1950 – Aug 26, 1952I am posting this information on behalf of my father, Robert Patrick Coombs, who passed away on April 30, 1991. He was a proud crew member of the Stribling and served in the Mediterranean.
Rehwoldt, Larry3rd Class Petty officer1951 – 1955gunnerOwned the company sports car collision retired in 1999. served in Korea 1951-55 . Had seven children, 16 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. I have posted this for my dad because he doesn't have a computer
Avery, BobY2Apr 29, 1951 – Mar 15, 1953
Grare, PeteE3Oct 18, 1951 – Oct 18, 1955e
King, Robertengeman 1st classMay 1, 1952 – Apr 1, 1956aft. engen room
Bittner, James [ Jim [petty officer second class radarmanNov 24, 1952 – Dec 27, 1955operation [radar ]served in korea
Gildea, Eugene (Gene)FiremanSep 1, 1953 – Mar 20, 1955Damage Control
Anderson, William (Bill)RMSMFeb 1954 – Feb 1956Would like to have my name put on ship's registry so that I may contact former crew members and/or have them contact me.
Turner (Ellis), Johnnye-31955 –boatsmateI am son of John R. Turner later became ( Ellis) He died 1999 Served in Korea not sure if service start date correct,
Wehde, KenEM31955 – 1958R
Ragan, Andydc2Jan 2, 1955 – Oct 15, 1957rcame aboardoutof a school,dcfa. ended up as shop senior p.o. got out, joined the navy reserves. made master chief, got selected for warrant,made cwo4, retired 34 yrs service
Schorb, Robert BobFTCOct 1, 1955 – Mar 1, 1957ORDNANCEI AM RETIRE 40 years. RECRUITER for the FLORIDA CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS ASSN. A great group of Chiefs that meet twice a year for FUN. COME join us.
Inman, Harry profile iconBT31956 – 1956B
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Brown,, Charles EPN2Feb 1956 – Jul 1956Ship's OfficeCross-decked from SIERRA the night before we got underway for the Med. XO - FW Isen; Ltjg's Meyer, Popel, Ens 'Bosn' Sosin, Ens W W Bonneville; Lt Saunders SC, YN3 Slinker, SO3 Joe Bowen, GM@ Swartzlander, BMC Gill, GMC Johnson, Shipsvcman
Bortz, DonaldFiremanMar 18, 1956 – Mar 18, 1958Norfolk, VA I am trying to find someone from the engine room who witnessed me almost sliding off the ship because of a bucket of oil from the after engine room spilling on me
Estes, GeraldMM2Jun 15, 1956 – Oct 28, 1959M
Gould, FredFT3Jul 4, 1956 – Jun 30, 1958GunneryMain Battery Mk 25 Radar Operator. Sea Detail Helmsman
Featherstone, RichardSNFeb 1957 – Jan 1959Deck Force and Radio GangStarted as deck ape and later went into Radio Gang. Trips to Caribbean, Mediterranean and Red Sea. Present during Lebanon crisis.One of last ships to visit Havana.
Loehman, JamesIC2Feb 4, 1957 – Jul 8, 1960EngineeingServed prior to the tail guns being removed and pad replaced. Spent lot of great times in Europe on a couple of cruses and had a great time. Glad I got out.
Williams, RobertSEAMAN1958 – Sep 15, 1959SignalmanI was a signalman on the bridge with flashing lights and flags. We were called skivvy wavers!
Nelsom, BillE41958 – 1960FoxtrotMed cruise, Gulf Juan France
Lyons, ThomasRD2/cMar 1958 – Jun 1960OIReported after RD A school. 2 Med cruises, Persian Gulf, Canada, New York FleetWeek,Carbbean. .Seamen Guard inspection in Med CNO A. Burke. 2/c in Istanbul . Left at Charleston. Good crew good times enjoyed Go Navy
Miller, WayneMM1Apr 1958 – 1963MMM1 Forward Engine Room
Brown, Guye31959 – 1961deck groupWell, I was the 'guy' who took my deck boss, John Odom (big John) to Captains Mast for being falsely accused of disorderly conduct during FRAM in Charleston....I lost - got 60 days in chain locker - bad dec. my part!
Steinmeyer, "Steiny"EN-3Jan 1959 – Jan 1961R Division "A" GangHad great ship mates , Shank, Sandy, Estes, Pohlman,"Farmer" Brammel, Phipps, got his first pair of shoes in the Navy....EM, Miles Had a great time running the motor whale boat with Coxsain Erickson. Med Cruise of 1959
Strohaker, John G.RD31960 – 1963OIJohn Strohaker passed away 9/18/15. Online obituary: in Clarksville, AR
Candea, CharlesLT.JG.Jun 1960 – Dec 1961Supply
Jones, LesterRD2Dec 1960 – Jan 1964OIRetired and growing old
Cox, JamesSONARMAN1961 – Feb 1964FoxSome great shipmates, great memories: FRAM in Charleston, Guantanamo, the Med, Suez Canal, North Atlantic, 55 degree roll, missing John Glenn's landing by a few miles, BT drops, refueling at sea - all exciting stuff for a 20 year old kid.
Prida, Raymond Aka Ricksm1961 – 1964deckgreat ship and crew
Brown, Monte profile iconSNFeb 13, 1961 – Feb 12, 1963Commandant Ninth Naval DistrictCompleting this in memory of my husband, Monte Brown, who passed away this year 5/18/2023. He was part of Bay of Pigs and FRAM. After his military duty, he became a police officer.
Carr, MikeSTG 2Aug 1961 – Feb 1965FOXWe had a great time in the Sonar shack. Most of us reported aboard at the same time and made rank at the same time. Therefore, we never had lower ranks to delegate to and chipped paint and maintained all our gear the entire time.
Mason, MarvinGMG21962 – 1967Deck and Weapons
Kaser, LouBOILERMAN 2ND CLASSMay 1962 – Jun 1966B
Kabzinski, JamesSNJun 20, 1962 – Jun 18, 1964DeckFor an 18 year olf from the mid west that was still wet behind the ears, wow, what an experience. I only wish that I had done more withj it!! The traveling I was able to do would not have happened in civilian life.....
Battin, HarryLT. JGJun 30, 1962 – Dec 20, 1964ASW Officer/NavigatorGood Ship, great memories
Reasinger, DonSTG3Aug 1962 – May 1965FoxLots of time at sea. Great ship and crew. The Sonar gang was the best of the best.
Adler, DavidTM-3Aug 27, 1962 – Jul 20, 1966FoxTo all my crew members from 1962 to 1966 who served with me that can remember Smitty"s on the beach contact me at:

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